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Antique Swiss and American mechanical watch repair specialists since 1987


Thank you for visiting my vintage and antique watch repair site. Most visitors are here because they own an heirloom "family watch" and want to learn more about it's potential of being serviced and repaired. Most inherited mechanical watches were made in an era where the science of perfecting dependable timekeeping forced industry competition. The resulting jeweled watches are amazing and comparable to any science achievement in man's history. I encourage you to click through my antique watch repair site and learn more about my guaranteed mechanical watch services and welcome you to contact me.




I supply both watch parts to the watchmaker AND watch restoration services. Please read my website and contact me with any questions.

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Allow us to restore your vintage mechanical timepiece with the devoted care and professional service every family heirloom timepiece deserves. We are not a production mechanical watch repair facility. We are a specialized shop, unhurried and uncompromising in our approach taken to repair and restore your early American and Swiss pocket or wrist watch. We provide pocket and wristwatch cleaning, restoration, overhaul and consultation.

It's becoming somewhat difficult to find a local watchmaker these days, we know. We hear it all the time. One that specializes in the old mechanical watches from the hay day of Swiss and American watch manufacturing is getting even harder. This by the way, is our specialty.

As a former Watchmakers Guild official, and out of respect for your local American Watchmaker, should you be in need of an antique watch repair service, check your local yellow pages first, and pursue his services first. If you run out of luck there, feel free to contact me. I'd like to gain you as a life long customer as I have so many families who know and respect what their mechanical watch needs and deserves.


Rogin Starweld Laser Welder:
If the exterior of your watches case and case back have clearly worn after many years of faithful use, we do have some options relating to it's restoration that I'd like to detail.  

There isn't a long-term durable approach to re-plating any such watch case with a  standard yellow gold color.  This improper approach that some use to re-plate an  item with a gold color is an electro-chemical process and simply isn't durable enough for standard use.  It'll look good for a few weeks and then it begins to look worn and quite ugly.  I don't offer this yellow gold plating service as it can cause more harm than help.

The only long term durable approach to re-plating any base metal case (brass foundation) is through rhodium plating. This procedure results in a beautiful appearance with the watch cases final color and sheen being similar to silver, white gold or platinum and not yellow-gold in color.   This process requires hand preparation, double copper plating and then a double  rhodium plating.  To restore your case to look new again begins at $200. This accounts for the extremely high price of rhodium ($1650 /oz.) and the many hours of labor involved.

Please examine the before and after photos and expect your worn case to turn out as beautiful as this one did.  Normally, most of the rhodium plating case restorations that I do are for families that have a WWII serviceman's wrist watch made by Elgin, Hamilton and Waltham yet many other watches will benefit from this case restoration process. Send along a detailed description of your watch and a digital photo if possible and I'll be glad to determine suitability and an estimated cost of this spectacular case restoration service.


POCKETWATCHES: The pocket watches that I will consider for restoration are the factories of : Ball, Columbus Watch Company, Elgin, Hamilton, Hampden, E. Howard, Howard Watch Co., Illinois, Peoria Watch co., Rockford, Seth Thomas, South Bend, United States Watch Co., U.S. Watch Co., and Waltham.

Other watches we would be interested in repairing:
Peoria Watch co
Hamilton Watch Co.
D.D. PalmerRemont Watch Co.
Otay Watch Co.
Freeport Watch Co.
Trenton Watch do.
Jacob Custer
E.F. Bowman
American Repeating Watch Co.
Auburndale Watch Co.
Appleton, Tracy & Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Lancaster Watch Co.
American Waltham
Cornell Watch Co
Melrose Watch Co.
Herman Vod der Heydt
Luther Goddard
George Reed
Fitchburg Watch bo.
Rock Island Watch Co.
Benedict & Burham
Wichita Watch Co.
Rockford Watch Co.
Aurora Watch Co.
Thomas Harland
W.E. Harper
Boston Watch Co.
American Waltham Watch Co.
Manhatten Watch Co.
Appleton watch Co.
Non-Magnetic Watch Co.E. Ingraham
Waterbury
Washington Watch Co.
J.P.Stevens Watch Co.
Watch Co.
Adams & Perry Watch Co.
New England Watch Co.,
National Watch Co.
Independent Watch Co.
Columbus Watch Co.
Bannatyne Watch Co.
U.S. Watch Co.
New York Watch Co.
South Bend Watch Co.
Ball Watch Co.
Warren Manufacturing Co.
E. Howard and Co.
James & Henry Pitkin
U.S Watch Co.
Mosart Watch Co.
Hampden Watch Co.
B.D. Bingham
Illinois Watch Co.
Potter Albert Watch Co.
Charles Fasoltd
Ingersol
Western Watch Co.
Seth Thomas Watch do.
Nashua Watch Co.
Newark Watch Co.
Cheshire Watch Co.


WRISTWATCHES: We will consider for restoration any high grade manual wind, or automatic Swiss watch of 15 jewels or better of the following manufacture:
Movado
Harwood
Baylor
Ulysse Nardin
Altus
Hermes
Pronto
Mappin
Ekegren
Patria
Kelton
Hy. Moser & Cie
Gruen
Crown
Tiffany
Ultimor
J.E. Watch Co.
Weltall
Standard
Felca
Harvard
Girard-Perregaux
Nicolet Watch
Westend
Illinois
Record
Frey
Ogival
Louvig
Helvetia
Warwick
Rolex
Regina
Butex
Ollendorff
Winton
Invicta
Corum
Lusina
Geneve
Louis
Boulevard
Delbana
Octo
Dome
Schultz
Eterna
Sperina
Dunhill
Kord
Glycine
Normandie
Huguenin
Rocail
Ofair
Leonidas
Montbrilliant
Touchon
Tourneau
Yale
Admes
Framont
Rapid
Wittnauer
Levrette
Fairfax
Ball
Van Cleef & Arpels
Phillepe Watch Co.
LeCoultre
Chopard
Helbros
Glashutte
Clebar
Niton
Perfine
Rima
Newmark
Aristo
Carlton
P. Buhre
Lorton
Weldon
Jules Jurgensen
Stowa
Lucien Piccard
Alpina
Frodsham
Certina
Excelsior
Jardur
Monte
Emerson
Seth Thomas
Orator
Condal
Vacheron
Asprey
Univer
Kelbert
Henda
Wakmann
Hever
Guinand
Didisheim
Shield
WhiteStar
Hayden
Hilton
Favre Leuba
Garland
Borel Boucheron
Daynite
Zodiac
Pabro
Sheffield
Minerva
Universal
Seeland
Harman
Timecraft
Imperial
Driva
Bueche-Girod
Kingston
Revue
Concord
Mimo
Titus
Arsa
Audemars Piguet
Mido
Longines
Smith
Ebel
Tissot
Bovet
Gubelin
Golay
Grana
Breguet
Charles Nicolet
Nicewatch Co.
Aramis
LIbela
Kurth
Mar Nicolet
Mt. Vernon
National
Beltone
Orvin
Hydepark
Buren
Germinal
Lavina
Alavente
Bucherer
Bulova
South Bend
Olympia
Tornex-Rayville
Kent
Agassiz
Semca
Patek Philippe
Jaeger
Nivada
Zenith
Fontainemelon
Provita
Goering
Rulon
Ardath
Rembrant
Rotary
Evans
Lip
Rockford
Parker
Cawford
Monarch
A. Lange & Sohne
Mars
Rolls
Verno
International
Benson
Angelus
Hallmark
Vulcain
Turler
Cyma
Wyler
Continental
Arctus
Harvel
Coronet
Trebex
Opel
Eberhard
P. Garnier
Eska
Alton
Juvenia
Eloga
Duodial
Breitling
Hebdomas
Olma
Hamilton
Gallet
Lang Uhr
Faith
Central
Autdrist
Elgin
Watex
Baume & Mercier
Perpetual Watch Co.
Zentra
Dugena
PiagetPreesent
Cornavin
Cartier
Sigma
Doxa
Laco
Roamer
Exactus
Kelek
Electra
Omega
Alpha
Moriva
Haste
Orfina
Hafis
Lyceum
Blancpain
Welsbro
Berg
Cortebert
Wig Wag
Arbi
Avalon
Urania
Hampden
Roxy
Rado
Ace Acro
Alsta
Benrus
Tavannes
Unitas
LePhare
Audax
Uhrenfabrik Glashutte
Americus
Marlys
Lancel
Lemania
Lucerne
Friedli
Croton
Enicar


Models of watches that we repair:
Sinclair
Touraine
Wilson
Drexel
Prentice
Raymon
Vernon
Keith
Black Star
Landon
Viscount
Marquis strap
Dwight
Carson
Midas
Gilman
Livingston
Bryn Mawr
Viking
Golden Tempus
Randolph
Harris
Sea guard
Ambassador
Fleetwood
Cranston
Chadwick
Brooke
Sheryll
Minu-stop
Chieftan
Lowell
Boatswain
Captain Rice
Barry
Boone
Gold knight
Kenilworth Gallahad
Taylor
ipso-vox
Dartmouth
Cambridge
Sherwood
Barbizon
Pimlico
Brewster
Thinline
Molly Stark
Frontenac
Ramsey
Lord Lancaster
Sea-cap
Dexter
Benton
Baron
Ericsson Emerson
Montclair
Linwood
Windsor
Carlyle
Seaview
Chatham
Bentley
Stanford
Spur
Cyril
Thin-o-matic Masterpiece
Hudson
Chanticleer
Brock
Lawrence
Carlisle
Curtis
Bostonian
Norman
Quadron
Chapman
Airman
Brockton
Dyson
Top Time
Mason
Precision
Grenadier
Lambert
Norde
Dorsey
Gyromatic
Piping Rock
Clark
Lakeland
Howard
Beldon
Conway
Marcus
Trooper
Khyber
Briarcliffe
Steeldon
Roland
Newton
Piccadilly
Coronado
Baxter
Brent
Samson
Adonis
Culver
Langley
Grant
Courier
Cross country
Eternamatic
Hartman
Langdon
Milburn
Sea Scape
Sea Hawk
Glenn Curtis
Blade
Lyle B
Secometer Sedgman
Clyde
Adjutant
Yeoman
Grafic Deluxe
Yorktown
Dodson
Judson
Grover
Webster
Flight II
Mate
Newlin
Diamond
Warwick
Marshall
Turner
Ardsley
Essex
Surf
Lyndon
Gardner
Major
Gilvert
Tildon
Beau Royal
Transcontinental A B
Kensignton
Glendon
Vincent
Accumatic
Parker B
Seville Sheldon
Rolland Fischer
Fulton
Baton
Argyle
Sea mate
President Antique
Chatham
Sea Scout Sea Skip
Arlington
Staunton
Holden
Sea Ranger
Martin
Neil
Allison
Morton
Ensign
Medford
Dewitt
the Curtis
Croydon
Austin
First Mate
New Yorker
Wilkinson
Sir Echo
Myron
Deauville
Longacre
Bailey
Aviator
Jason
Lance
Lakehurst
Seabrook
Whitman
Mount Vernon
Cadet
Vernon
Romanesquen Ross
Ristflo
Reardon
Colby
Garfield
Ascot
Ardmore
Consul
Caroline
Windsor
Rodney
Oxford
Drew
Trent
Glenn
Brandon
Futura
Merritt
Chesterfield
Wilshire
Annapolis
Donavan
Champion
Gladstone
Contour
Putnam
Byrd
Airflight
Medalist Wembley
Tuxedo
Pinehurst
Ashley
Wayne
Whitehall
Rutgers
Crusade
Bradford
Baronet Beau Brummel
Lester
Cullen
Winfield
Crispin
Finalist
Russell
Jeffrey
Barton
Thincraft
Chief
Lindsay
Sentinal
Craig
Adrian
Edgewater
Coburn
Nelson
Alan
Maritza
Milton
Jolly Roger
Bowman
Nightingale
Spencer
B.W. Raymond
Haddon
Guardsman
Larchmont
Sea-glo
Greenwich
Lincrest
Malcom
Clearview
Oakley
Eaton
Reagan
Guardsman
Flint Ridge
Tyron Vardon
Portia
Donald
Lone Eagle
William Osler
Scott
Andover
Huntley
Norman
Boyd
Blackstone
Sinclair
Berkshire
Corvet
Bartley
Halesworth B
The Chief's
Mermaid Blue Angel Golden Knights
Boulton
Chronomatic top hat
Thornton
Cordell
Aqualine
Norfolk
stanley
Kinematic Kirby
Sutton
Maxine
Foster
Cabot
Wakefield
Whitney
Attache
dunkirk
Avigo
Wesleyan
Spencer
Sea Breeze
Raleigh
Oakmont
The Governor
watson
Lee
Errol
Edgewood
Arnold
Calvin
Otis
Sawyer
Paige
Kevin
Collegian
Stadium
Stafford
direct read
Blair
Veri-thin
Norton
Paxton
Flight I
Dante
Dixon
Sidney
Ward
Farrell
Edgemere
Curvex
Bianca
Mayfield
Whitford
Cavalier
Courtney
Ryan
Drake
Varsity
Meadowbrook
Blake
Drummond
Centurion
Perry
Keane
Amherst
Valiant
Sea-crest
Cameron
Manhattan
Ensign
Gary
Winthrop
Carl
Gramercy
Wesley
Stormking
Dean
Gordon
Dawson
Top Gun
Andrews
Wellington
Black knight
Carlton
Hastings
Ansley
Cedercrest Chevy Chase
West Point
Morley
Heyward
Enditcott
Sea Rover
Derby
Carteret
Raleigh
Stanford
Kirk
Dennis
Rutledge
Majesty
Aqua Lung
Yorktown
Murray
Monaco
Fleetwood
Elliot Emery
Franklion
Custer
Commodore
Trudy Spur
Linden Hall
Arlington Hawthorne
Dickens
Sloane
Aldrich
Darrell
Golden Tempus II
Hayden
Pierre
Todd
Orson
Commander
Sky Chief
Streamlined
Richmond
Clinton
Tiger & Lady
Tempus
Casino
Talbot
Dunhan
Radburn
Thor
Bagley
Oval
Sea Cliff
Citadel
Gulfport
Doublet
Glendale
Senator
Scout
Prescott
The Athelete
Cedric
Pacermatic
Robert Roberta
Powell
Kinematic
Langford
Stuart
Peyton
Eric
Secron
...


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